Macro Modeling is a technology company founded by Ed Merks and is focused on promoting model driven engineering as a key aspect of agile software development.  The goal is to help clients exploit the power of the open source software available at Eclipse in general and the best-of-breed technology of the Eclipse Modeling Project in particular.

Ed Merks leads the Eclipse Modeling Framework project as well as the top-level Eclipse Modeling project.  He is a coauthor of the authoritative book “EMF: Eclipse Modeling Framework” which is published as a second expanded edition.   He is an elected member of the Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors and has been recognized by the Eclipse Community Awards as Top Ambassador, Top Committer, and Top Newcomer Evangelist.  Ed is currently interested in all aspects of Eclipse modeling and its application and is well recognized for his dedication to the Eclipse community, posting literally thousands of newsgroup answers each year.  He spent 16 years at IBM, achieving the level of Senior Technical Staff Member after completing his Ph.D. at Simon Fraser University.  He is a partner of itemis AG.  His experience in modeling technology spans 25 years.